May 08, 2021

Synthetic, Natural and Simulated Diamonds. What's the difference?

By Art Fish
Synthetic, Natural and Simulated Diamonds. What's the difference?

Synthetic diamonds are lab made diamonds and are 100% real diamonds. 

Diamonds that come from nature, formed deep inside the earth under high pressure and temperature, are known as natural diamonds.

Synthetic diamonds are known as laboratory-grown diamonds, laboratory-created diamonds, cultured diamonds, or cultivated diamonds. 

Synthetic diamonds share the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds. 

An advantage of buying synthetic diamonds is that compared to natural stone, lab grown diamonds are cheaper. Stones created in the laboratory are also often flawless or nearly flawless diamond quality.

Diamond certificates issued by the G.I.A indicate if the diamond is synthetic. Aside from a trained eye, It is highly unlikely for someone to be able to tell synthetic diamonds apart from natural diamonds. 

Synthetic Diamonds VS Simulated Diamonds

Synthetic versus Simulated Diamonds


Simulated diamonds are NOT the same thing as real diamonds. Examples of simulated diamonds are cubic zirconia (CZ). These stones will sell for a relatively low price compared to synthetic or natural diamonds. 

Prairie Jewelers offers a wide arrange of diamonds including natural, synthetic, and simulated. Shop online or come to the store to view our selection. 

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